Daily Archives: December 8, 2012

‘The Verdict’ released in U.S. 30 years ago today (1982)


Video: 'The Verdict' trailer

(Wednesday, December 8, 1982)The Verdict, a courtroom drama film about a down-on-his-luck alcoholic lawyer who pushes a medical malpractice case in order to improve his own situation, but discovers along the way that he is doing the right thing, was released today in the U.S.

Directed by Sidney Lumet, the film stars Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason and Milo O’Shea.

$10,000 in Watergate hush money goes down in plane crash 40 years ago this hour (1972)


Video: Dec. 8, 1972

(Friday, December 8, 1972, 2:28 p.m. CST, during the Watergate scandal) — 45 people, including Dorothy Hunt, 52, a CIA employee and the wife of Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt, were killed this afternoon when United Airlines Flight 553 from Washington to Chicago crashed while attempting to land at Chicago-Midway Airport during an ice storm. Continue reading $10,000 in Watergate hush money goes down in plane crash 40 years ago this hour (1972)